BMJ Case Reports 2011; doi:10.1136/bcr.02.2011.3864
  • Reminder of important clinical lesson

Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of sublingual gland: a malignant neoplasm in an uncommon region

  1. Annette Bhambal2
  1. 1Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, Mythri College of Dentistry & Medical Sciences, Durg, India
  2. 2Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, People’s College of Dental Sciences & Research Centre, Bhopal, India
  3. 3Department of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, People’s College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bhopal, India
  1. Correspondence to Professor Preeti P Nair, shajihoss{at}


Although mucoepidermoid carcinomas (MECs) are considered as the second most common malignant salivary gland neoplasm, only 0.5–1% of epithelial salivary gland tumours have been reported to arise from the sublingual salivary gland.1 The authors report a case of a low-grade MEC of the sublingual salivary gland in a 35-year-old woman. Wide excision of the tumour along with continuous marginal mandibulectomy was performed. There has been no recurrence till date.


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